Five things that could cause pipes to burst
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing
- Turn faucet on to allow water to drip, even a small amount of running water will prevent freezing
- Set thermostat to a temperature no lower than 55 degrees F
- For long term solutions, add insulation to attics, basements, and crawlspaces and seal cracks/holes around windows and doors to keep warm air inside
Corrosion - Some types of corrosion eat away at pipes, which lead to small cracks and can in time lead to pipes bursting.
Water Pressure - increase in water pressure can or burst especially when pipes or weak pipes cause pipes to leak.
Clogs in pipes -
Oil and grease
Objects that are flushed -sanitary products, cotton swabs, wax, and toys are just a few examples.
Aging pipes - depending on the type of pipes may determine the lifespan. Determining if this is the problem you may notice a change in the color of water or color of the pipes.